In the Garden of Eden Booklet

Lesson #3018

Students decorate and complete report regarding the Garden of Eden.

Grade Level:

Encourage students as they follow the writing process to explore anything from simple sentences to five-paragraph essays. These versatile books can support writing exercises in all major subject areas and current events. The students may be prompted to explore any genre to express ideas. Older students can explore library resources to develop research-based writing. Second language learners can relate to given themes to develop writing skills. Through these books, the teacher can develop a unique classroom library featuring students as authors.

Discuss rules and consequences relating to the Garden of Eden.

20270-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Album Cover - XL 20272-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Album Page - XL A10104-Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple A10194-Sizzix Bigz Die - Tree A10596-Sizzix Bigz Die - Snake

Supplies Used:  Brads, Cardstock, Chalk, Construction Paper, Crayons, Glue, Marker (Black), Paper (Lined), Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut two XL Album Cover using brown cardstock or construction paper. Die-cut several XL Album Pages using white or lined paper.
  2. Alternately, use two sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" or 9" x 12" paper for report covers.
  3. Cut a slightly smaller piece of white paper and adhere to the front cover of the report.
  4. Sandwich the Album Pages between the Album Covers and secure with brads.
  5. Using chalk or crayons, color in sky, clouds and grass on the white paper cover.
  6. Die-cut the Apple, Snake and Tree using various colors of paper or die-cut them from white paper and students may color them.
  7. Adhere the decorated shapes to the white front cover (see Main Photo).
  8. Print the title of the report using black marker.

English Language Arts: Communication Strategies

K-12: Standard 5

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

English Language Arts: Developing Research Skills

K-12: Standard 8

  • Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

English Language Arts: Applying Non-English Perspectives

K-12: Standard 10

  • Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop an understanding of content across the curriculum.

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

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